Q: How do I register?
A: Registration details for the 2017 local competition will be available in September 2016.
Q: How can I prepare for the Brain Bee?
A: Download and read Brain Facts, published by the Society for Neuroscience, and Neuroscience: Science of the Brain. Also, click here for some sample questions.
Q: Do I need to study anything other than the two books (Brain Facts, and Neuroscience: The Science of the Brain)?
A: No, all questions will come from these two books.
Q: What is the format of the Brain Bee?
A: The first portion of the Brain Bee will be a written exam and an anatomy practicum involving real human brains. The top five candidates from this exam will go on to the second portion of the competition which will consist of Jeopardy style Q and A. The winner of this competition will be eligible to participate in the National Brain Bee.
Q: What is the schedule of the Brain Bee?
A: The itinerary for the 2017 Los Angeles/Irvine Brain Bee can be found here.
Q: Why should I participate?
A: By participating, high school students learn about the brain and its vital function in our lives. They gain an appreciation for neuroscience that might one day lead them to become neurologists or neuroscientists to treat and conquer the very diseases covered in the Brain Bee. Participation could also be included on job and college applications and each participant will receive a certificate and commemorative key chain for their efforts.
Q: What can I win?
A: The winner of the Los Angeles/Irvine Brain Bee will receive airfare and lodging to participate in the National Brain Bee at the University of Maryland. More information about competition at the national level can be found here.
Q: Who can participate?
A: Any student age 13-19 (on the day of the competition) from the state of California may participate.
Q: When is the registration deadline?
A: The registration deadline has been extended to the day of the event, January 21.
Q: When and where will the Los Angeles Brain Bee be held?
A: January 21, 2017 at the UCLA Neuroscience Research Building (NRB) Auditorium, 635 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, CA 90095.